RNS Morning Report: Chadwick Boseman’s Faith; Rittenhouse Campaign Response; Falwell Investigation

Actor Chadwick Boseman in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Need to know: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Chadwick Boseman: Man of faith in real life, ‘Black Panther’ on screen

‘When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who stands against it,’ the actor told Howard University graduates in 2018.

Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo defends decision to host campaign for Kyle Rittenhouse

Meanwhile, more than 12,000 people have signed Faithful America's petition calling on the Christian crowdfunding site to take down the Rittenhouse campaign.

Liberty announces investigation into Falwell’s tenure

The investigation will look at legal, real estate, and financial matters.

Chadwick Boseman’s faithful purpose showed from ‘Black Panther’ to his dignified death

In a country built on casually snatching our lives away prematurely, he lived to show Black children that they can be poetry, not just prey or property, writes Tyler Burns.

Liberty University: Now is the time for an independent investigation

The Liberty board of trustees should agree to an independent investigation, where the school has no control over the process or outcomes, writes Boz Tchividjian.

Shocked at Falwell claims? Christian websites reveal evangelicals’ adventurous sex culture.

Even sexual interests that appear to be off limits from an evangelical perspective, including gender-subversive acts like erotic cross-dressing, are acceptable if they are conducted within traditional marriages, writes Kelsy Burke.

 

 

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Christian fundraising site has earned over $250,000 for alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

The site, similar to GoFundMe, describes itself as the '#1 free Christian crowdfunding site,' and has categories for campaigns that include 'Mission,' 'Medical,' 'Memorial,' and 'Church,' among others. 

At Republican convention, a vision of faith under fire

“In America, we don't turn to government to restore our souls. We put our faith in almighty God,” Trump said.

Keith and Kristyn Getty’s Sing! conference goes online, focuses on singing at home

Hymn writer Keith Getty hopes the pandemic will lead to a renewal of singing at home. That message will be part of the Getty Music annual Sing Conference, which will be held online this year.

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